slippery slope

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'slippery slope'

Medical ethics An ethical continuum or 'slope,' the impact of which has been incompletely explored, and which itself raises moral questions that are even more on the ethical 'edge' than the original issue
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Coleman said: "For a period there it looked like they were going down a slippery slope but they have turned it around.
"There could be a moral slippery slope with this," Absher said, and he sought the council's advice on how to proceed.
Fanning the flames, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said that "Kyprianou knows the path of a slippery slope all too well: it is the one he follows every day when he blames the president of the Republic and the Greek Cypriot side without caring if in this way he provides an excuse for the Turkish attack on our country."
I know if I hadn't taken the action that I did then, I would have definitely gone down the slippery slope and I would have been dealing with mental illness on a different level."
"I know if I hadn't taken the action I did, I would have definitely gone down the slippery slope. I'd have been dealing with mental illness on a different level."
The NRA vehemently opposes even the most modest gun control measures as a step along the slippery slope toward civilian disarmament in part due to the extreme stance taken by opposing gun control organizations, politicians, and reformers.
Judge Eleri Rees said: "It's a slippery slope that others have travelled down."
The "logical slippery slope" occurs when the legalization of euthanasia for a very limited group of people in very limited circumstances is expanded to include more people in more situations.
As far as the ski-slope goes the council could find itself on a slippery slope.
Nothing conquers a slippery slope like a good twitch of the tail, say researchers exploring how vertebrates could have taken the first treacherous steps on land.
Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Maleeha Lodhi, the former Pakistani diplomat who served twice as Ambassador to the United States and has close ties to the Pakistani military, has said that the relationship between both the countries will be "much more slippery slope now" following the NATO attack on the Pakistani troops.
0 WEST Brom winger James Morrison admits that Roberto Di Matteo's side are "on a slippery slope" after the FA Cup defeat at npower Championship side Reading made it six losses in a row.